Radio Collection

UNESCO has an extensive sound archive dating back to the creation of the Organization. The library contains over 30,000 records relating to the history of UNESCO. It includes raw material such as interviews, conference recordings, speeches, official visits and also completed programmes in French, Spanish, Russian, and English.


  • UNESCO Director-General message on the occasion of World Radio Day 2014 Duration: 1'17"


UNESCO audio files may be used to further the aims and work of the Organization. They cannot be used for advertising, marketing or in ways which are inconsistent with the Organization's mission. UNESCO audio files cannot be altered, sold or redistributed.


  • Nelson Mandela & Frederik de Klerk: Co-winners of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize - February 3, 1992. Duration: 11 minutes


  • Sean MacBride: Speech delivered during the Conference "Peace and the solution of conflicts" - November 12, 1979. Duration: 16 minutes


  • Harry Belafonte
    Duration: 6 minutes 30


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